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The Toolbelt Masters

Written by Lorraine Sanders
Narrated by Nancy LeBrun

With gumption, insight, and brilliant use of social media, a few guys in Virginia built an operation that makes what could be the world’s finest...

The Cigar Box Guitar Maker

Written by Nancy LeBrun
Narrated by Nancy LeBrun

When a promising rock musician tired of the road and the pressure, he gave up music and got a job at a hardware store. Then one day, he had a...

The Healing Power of “Bello”

Written by Laura Fraser
Narrated by Avanthika Srinivasan

On the Northeastern coast of Italy, an unusual drug treatment center uses craftsmanship — and the strength of community — to rehabilitate some of...

The Power of the Scribe

Written by Bryce T. Bauer
Narrated by Mitchell Greenberg

Spiritual faith has long been shaped by the lettering on a religion’s sacred texts. This is particularly the case with Judaism, so we visited...

Artisanal Homemade Bread Made Simple

Written by Todd Oppenheimer
Narrated by Todd Oppenheimer

Confined to our homes during the Covid-19 quarantine, many of us have realized this is an ideal time to start baking our own bread. The idea has...

The Human Cost of Recycled Cotton

Written by Alden Wicker
Narrated by Nancy LeBrun

Everyone in the fashion world wants to find a more sustainable, environmentally friendly way to make cotton clothes — or a benign (and comfy)...

The Bug Whisperer

Written by Kristin Ohlson
Narrated by Dinah Berkeley

Mark Sturges doesn’t advertise — clients have to find him by word of mouth, but find him they do. He’s become a master of an agricultural art as...

Straw Bale: The Ultra-Ecological House

Written by Mea McNeil
Narrated by Dinah Berkeley

As our environmental challenges mount — from devastating wildfires to hurricanes and floods — one solution, largely ignored thus far, may lie in...

The Bonsai Kid

Written by Nancy LeBrun
Narrated by Avanthika Srinivasan

A young Oregonian believes that he can create a uniquely American form of the Japanese bonsai tree. And he is literally betting the farm on the...

When Indigenous Women Win

Written by Andrew Sullivan
Narrated by Goran Norquist

In the mountains of Michoacán, Mexico, a band of determined indigenous women led the overthrow of a criminal cartel. Their victory revived the...

The Jewelry Archaeologist

Written by Alison Main
Narrated by Dinah Berkeley

Through years of painstaking, often combative detective work, Hugo Kohl rescued an era of early American jewelry manufacturing technology that...

How Far Can Beer Science Go?

Written by Grace Rubenstein
Narrated by Grace Rubenstein

Where else would you expect to find a band of techno-scientific, craft beer geeks, except on the industrial side of San Francisco, ground zero...

The Watchman of Lausanne

Written by Michael Cervin
Narrated by Leroy Graham

For more than six centuries, a lone figure—part guard, part human angel—has circled the bell tower every night in the Cathedral of Lausanne,...

The Secrets of an Italian Gelato Master

Written by Erla Zwingle
Narrated by Avanthika Srinivasan

Gelato, it turns out, is a very different creature from ice cream. And there are reasons that the best gelato tastes so creamy yet somehow still...

The Art of the Joke

Written by David Munro
Narrated by Todd Oppenheimer

When you watch masterful stand-up comics perform, they seem just naturally hilarious. Don’t kid yourself. This is hard work—a craft like making...

The Architecture of Trust

Written by Michael Erard
Narrated by Leroy Graham

A quick glance at today’s hyperventilated political climate delivers an unmistakable message: We don’t know how to talk with each other anymore....

Eco-fashion’s Animal Rights Delusion

Written by Alden Wicker
Narrated by Dinah Berkeley

In this exploration of the hidden stories behind materials such as wool and rayon, silk and polyester, and vegan leather, Alden Wicker—a frequent...

The Drought Fighter

Written by Todd Oppenheimer
Narrated by Todd Oppenheimer

Could a small, controversial farmer in Northern California have found the most effective way to grow food in a warming world? With gross income...

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